Published:  03:16 AM, 07 December 2017

Taylor spends 3rd week on top of Billboard 200

Taylor spends 3rd week on top of Billboard 200 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.
Swift's Reputation record sold another 147,000 album units in the week ending Nov. 30, according to figures from Nielsen Music.

At No. 2 this week is acappella group Pentatonix's festive album A Pentatonix Christmas, while British singer Sam Smith's latest album The Thrill of it All held steady at No. 3.The only new entry in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart this week was a collaborative album by rappers Jadakiss and Fabolous, "Friday on Elm Street," opening at No. 10.

The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, Ed Sheeran's love song Perfect climbed to No. 1 from No. 3 with nearly 60,000 copies sold.

The singer released a new version of Perfect on Dec. 1, in which he duets with Beyonce. As of Monday, the song is at the top of the US iTunes chart and has been viewed nearly 22 million times on YouTube.

-Reuters

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